What is it?
It's Jaguar's brand new and first SUV which you'll remember, if you cast your mind back to our reviews earlier this month, was pretty darn good. Now we're swapping Montenegro's smooth switchbacks for the UK's rough-and-tumble roads for the first time.
As soon as next week, we'll have driven it back to back with its closest rivals and a more detailed conclusion will be forthcoming. But for now, because we're a little bit excited (and we think you might be too), here are our early driving impressions after a day behind the wheel.
Once again we're driving what's expected to be the best-selling F-Pace, the 178bhp 2.0d model in all-wheel-drive Auto R-Sport guise, a car that is as near as dammit the same spec as the one we tried abroad, save for one crucial element: its suspension. Before, we were able to stiffen up and dial back the F-Pace's dampers using Jag's optional £960 Adaptive Dynamics Pack, but here we make do with a passive set-up, although we're running on the same 20in wheels.
Porsche's Macan remains a rival dynamically, although a more relevant one versus six-cylinder-engined F-Paces. As a 2.0d, and hence one with running costs in mind, this F-Pace is a closer match to cars such as BMW's X3 xDrive20d and JLR's very own Land Rover Discovery Sport 2.0d.